Archive for March, 2010

European casinos under thieves attack

European casinos under thieves attack

European casinos under thieves attack

In just three weeks, two European casinos were robbed while were opened. The first was on 8 March at the European Poker Tour (EPT) in Berlin. The theft took place at 4 p.m. in the afternoon at Berlin’s Grand Hyatt Hotel. EPT game action resumed about four hours after the attack.

Four men armed with a hand gun and machetes rushed into the casino, in the tournament registration area, while the tournament was on. Other two stood guard at the entrance. After a fight with the unarmed security men, the thieves managed to get away with some money. No one was injured and the attackers did not enter the tournament area. The exact amount of money stolen was not announced, but the press speculates it’s more than 100,000 euro. (more…)

Oasis of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world

Oasis of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world

Oasis of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world

The ancestor of the modern cruise ships is Prinzessin Victoria Luise, designed by Albert Ballin, completed in 1900. The vessel was used to cross the Atlantic, the journey never taking less than four days. In time, the race for more passengers forced ocean liners to add many luxuries and to increase the comfort. Titanic was famous at the time of its completion for fine dining and well-appointed staterooms. After 1970s the interest for vacation cruises started to grow, and with it the cruise ship statures. (more…)

Top 10 richest football players and managers

Top 10 richest football players and managers

Top 10 richest football players and managers

After winning with Barcelona UEFA Champions League, 2009 FIFA Club World Cup and 2009 UEFA Super Cup Messi also won FIFA World Player of the Year and FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball awards. After this incredible 2009, Messi keeps it going and in 2010, Diego Maradona’s successor becomes the highest paid footballer on the planet. Messi surpassed the two most famous footballers that dominated the charts in the last years: David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. (more…)

Rare species threatened by internet

Rare species threatened by internet

Rare species threatened by internet

One of the most important features of the internet is the globalization of local markets. Conservationists say that due to this fact internet threatens rare species of animals that now are sold with no restrictions all over the world. The number of internet users has grown continuously and in the last couple of years the internet expansion has been extremely fast. In 2000 there were 360,985,490 internet users, while in 2009 the number of users reached over 1,733,994,000.

Because of the internet, now is easier than ever to buy and sell animals, insects and plants. Everyone who has internet access can find online auction sites and chat rooms that sell various species of animals, including endangered ones. Conservationists say the size of this problem is almost impossible to estimate. (more…)

Silvio Berlusconi, the most famous Italian politician

Silvio Berlusconi, the most famous Italian politician

Silvio Berlusconi, the most famous Italian politician

Now, at the age of 72, Silvio Berlusconi is considered to be among Italy’s richest men. Is estimated that his fortune worth $6.5 billion. Berlusconi is also the most controversial public figure in Italy. He won a third term as prime minister in 2008 and currently owns a business empire that expands from media and advertising to insurance, food and construction. He also owns AC Milan, one of the top Italian football clubs, considered one of the best European teams. (more…)